Ex-police chief cleared of misconduct after row with Wirral electrician
A retired Merseyside Police chief was today cleared of misconduct allegations following a roadside row with an electrician.
Michael Cloherty had been accused of falsifying his pocket notebook to cover his back after arresting Jack Beecham for assaulting an officer in Wirral in 2010.
But a jury today found him not guilty of misconduct, perjury and perverting the course of justice after a trial at Preston Crown Court.
Mr Cloherty, a former Knowsley area commander, arrested Mr Beecham after a dispute in Birkenhead six years ago.
The officer, then a police chief on Wirral, claimed the... read more
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